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first_imgRishabh Pant introduced the world to his girlfriend Isha Negi late on Wednesday as he posted a photograph of himself with her, captioning it – “I just want to make you happy because you are the reason I am so happy.” Isha also shared the same photo on her Instagram and captioned it, “My man, my soulmate, my best friend, the love of my life.”The fans went into a tizzy after Pant shared the photograph, giving a glimpse of his personal life. Suresh Raina was quick to react to the photo with a set of emoticons ranging from approval to happy to laughing.Soon after Pant posted the photograph and tagged Isha in the photo, her followers on Instagram increased with people curious to know who is the girl in Pant’s life. At the time this article was published, she had 37.2k followers on Instagram.So who is Isha Negi? For starters, she is an entrepreneur and a interior decor designer. She is a confident individual as is evident by her innumerous pictures on her account.Isha is an alumni of Convent of Jesus and Mary in New Delhi and has also studied from Amity University, according to her bio on Instagram. She has been a literature student as well.Pant has not yet spoken publicly or in any interview about Isha but he is definitely one of the very few unmarried cricketers to give his fans a close insight into his love life.advertisementThe suspended duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been rumoured to be dating several actresses but have never publicly spoken about their relationships. Virat Kohli also openly talked about Anushka Sharma only a year or so before their wedding.Pant has definitely broken the norm and has gone public with his love life.Rishabh Pant has been the centre of attraction ever since the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Down Under. Even though Pant had announced himself well in England with his maiden Test century at the Oval in London, he well and truly arrived in Australia.From his banter and sledging behind the stumps to his second Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pant was one of the biggest talking points for India from the Australia series.Pant is currently back home in Delhi on break and revealed to the Times of India that his mother and sister loved his sledging in Australia.”That is how I am. If someone provokes me, I’ll give it back. I had a duty to do for my team. But I know the code of conduct. I remember my values. I have sledged and people have actually loved it.”That my mother and sister enjoyed it makes me happy,” Pant said.Not only did he score a century in the final Test vs Australia in Sydney, he showed improvements in his glovework from how he was in England. The 21-year-old broke the record for the most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series with 20 catches in the four Tests.Pant eventually finished as the second highest run-scorer in the series from either side, behind Cheteshwar Pujara (521), amassing 350 runs at an average of over 58 with 159 not out being his highest score which he managed in the final Test.He also became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a hundred in Australia. He is now only one of four Indian wicketkeepers – Budhi Kunderan, Nayan Mongia and MS Dhoni – with a 150-plus score in Test cricket.Also Read | Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughtsAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squadAlso Read | Rishabh Pant danced, laughed and applauded as Bharat Army sang him a songlast_img read more

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first_imgMike Thomas makes a one handed catch.Twitter/@DMoutonWWL Mike Thomas was a key to Ohio State’s 2014 and 2015 offenses, and the 2016 second round pick is already impressing with the New Orleans Saints. During a practice on Friday, Thomas made a phenomenal falling one-handed grab over the top of the defense, on a pass from backup quarterback Luke McCown.Mike Thomas’ tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid pic.twitter.com/WISeQWLTJw— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) July 29, 2016Mike Thomas has quickly earned the trust of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The future Hall of Famer praised him from the connection the two have developed in a very short time back in June. Brees gave an example of a practice rep, of a route the tandem had not run before, to ESPN:“In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever even talked about it,” Brees said. “But it was one of those where I’m just in the moment, and hey, he’s my guy over there at that position. So I kind of give him a look, give him a signal or whatever, and he goes and makes the play. And ran the route just like I imagined.“So that makes you feel good too. ‘Hey, we’re on the same page even though we haven’t even talked about that yet. You kind of know this offense, you have a feel for the game.’ So I like when I see that stuff out of young guys, where you kind of feel like there’s some instincts there.”Thomas came on strong for Ohio State in 2014, catching 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Buckeye national title. He followed it up with a similar 56 catch, 781 yard, nine touchdown 2015 campaign, despite some turmoil at the quarterback position for OSU. Now, he’s charged with helping replace longtime Brees-favorite Marques Colston, who was released by the Saints this off-season after 10 years with the franchise.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: India Inc’s foreign borrowings grew over two-fold to $4.98 billion in July over the same month a year ago, according to Reserve Bank data. Indian firms had raised $2.18 billion in borrowings from overseas markets in July 2018. Of the total money borrowed by the domestic companies, $3.37 billion was through the automatic route of external commercial borrowing (ECB), $1.56 billion via approval route of ECB and the rest of $50.9 million was raised by issuing masala or rupee denominated bonds. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn the ECB category, the major borrowers tapping the automatic route were Adani Ports And Special Economic Zone Ltd — which raised $750 million for rupee expenditure and $650 million for refinancing of earlier ECB, ONGC Videsh $500 million for other purposes. Larsen & Toubro and HPCL-Mittal Energy raised $150 million and $125 million, respectively for rupee expenditure. Among others, Aditya Birla Housing Finance; L&T Finance; GACL-NALCO Alkalies & Chemicals and India Infoline Finance raised $100 each for on-lending purposes. In the approval route of ECB, Reliance Industries raised a total of $912.87 million in three different tranches to meet rupee expenditure and import of capital goods while REC Limited raised $650 million for on-lending. Toyota Financial Services India was the only company that raised $50.86 million by issuing masala or rupee denominated bonds in the overseas market for the purpose of sub-lending.last_img read more

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first_imgJuventus have launched their third-kit design for the 2018-19 season, which has been made entirely out of recycled plastic waste from the oceanThe latest kit was made by Adidas in a collaboration with a non-profit organisation called Parley for the Oceans.Cristiano Ronaldo and his new teammates will be wearing gear made from a 100% recycled polyester interlock material that incorporates ocean plastic for this season as Juventus look to win an eight successive Serie A title.The official colours of the kit will be “carbon” and “‘shock yellow”.Adidas designer Francesca Venturini, who worked closely with Parley for the Oceans during the making of the jersey, revealed the inspiration behind the design.He told the club website: “The new Juve third kit has eco-innovation and longevity at its very heart,”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Through our partnership with Parley for the Oceans we’ve been able to create this beautiful jersey made from Ocean Plastic ®. The dark grey shade with yellow accents makes it the perfect jersey to be worn either on pitch or on the streets.”The Serie A champions join the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid as the latest high-profile club to support Parley Ocean Plastic’s aims to stop plastic pollution by wearing their kits.Juventus’s eco-friendly 2018/19 third kit has landed! pic.twitter.com/iizhNxE5Sm— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 18, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgBrendan Rodgers revealed the shock and stress of being fired by Liverpool caused him to end up in hospitalThe Northen Irishman coached Liverpool for three years and in the 2013/14 season he won the club’s first Manager of the Year award in 20 years after leading them to a second-place finish in the Premier League.Rodgers was soon awarded a new four-year contract at Anfield, but things soon began to fall apart with Liverpool finishing down in sixth the following season before he was fired on October 2015 after a 1-1 draw against Everton.While the 45-year-old was immediately offered a new job the day after being dismissed, Rodgers needed a timeout before an unexpected hospital visit came his way.“I took the call on the Sunday evening, after the Merseyside derby,” Rodgers told The Coaches’ Voice.“The owners felt they needed to make a change. I accepted the decision, and from that point I was no longer the Liverpool manager.“On the Monday, I was offered another job. But I had always felt that I wanted to go in, where I could, at the beginning of a season.“On top of that, I needed the recovery. Needed to get away. Liverpool had been an emotional rollercoaster.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“At such a huge club, one of the great clubs of the world, even the good days are difficult. I enjoyed every single minute of it, but it had taken a toll.“I went to Spain for a week. Then I came back, and flew to Dubai. Within a couple of days in Dubai, I was rushed into hospital.“I went through all the tests. It was felt that I was having some issues internally, but then they got into the process of what had happened with work, with my life.“They pieced it all together, and it was simply a case of my body being so tense, so tight, from all that had happened in finishing my time at Liverpool.“It reminded me of the pressures you experience, and the expectations you carry, as a manager. Especially at the bigger clubs.“It reinforced for me that it was time to find a calmness, to re-energise and make sure I was genuinely ready for the next challenge.”Rodgers is now the manager of Scottish Premiership side Celtic and has led them to two league titles and Scottish Cups along with three Scottish League Cups.last_img read more

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first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local children were honored as heroes today for calling 911. KUSI’s John Soderman was live to see the youngsters get honored. Posted: March 10, 2019 March 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 7:41 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego Youngsters get Honoredlast_img read more

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first_img Jarillo-Herrero is a scientist at MIT. He worked with Thiti Taychatanapat, at Harvard, to investigate some of the properties of bilayer graphene, and to determine how electronic transport works under certain conditions. Their findings are described in Physical Review Letters: “Electronic Transport in Dual-Gated Bilayer Graphene at Large Displacement Fields.”One of the reasons that semiconductors work so well in digital electronics is that they have what is known a band gap. This band gap allows semiconductors to be switched on and off. In order for graphene to work as a viable replacement for these semiconductors, some sort of gap would need to be opened up in the electronic structure. “It has already been shown that it is possible to open a band gap in bilayer graphene,” Jarillo-Herrero says. “However, the effective electronic transport gap is about 100 times smaller than the theoretical band gap or optical band gap. This difference presents problems. We want to understand the properties of bilayer graphene that make this happen, and how it can be changed.”Jarillo-Herrero and Taychatanapat offer a systemic look at how the band gap works in bilayer graphene. They found that the band gap is smaller by measuring at low temperatures of less than four degrees Kelvin. “Our studies show that the band gap is still large enough to switch the transistors on and off, but the on/off ratio is only high enough – of order a million – at low temperatures, and we report this for the first time in bilayer graphene,” Jarillo-Herrero says.However, the main problem is that in order for bilayer graphene to work as a viable semiconductor replacement, it needs to be operable at room temperature. Jarillo-Herrero is hopeful, though. “This is a very important first step that helps us scientifically understand what is happening at low temperatures, and understanding the mechanism that does not permit the electronic transport to work as well at higher temperatures.” One of the issues, Jarillo-Herrero believes, is that the graphene is usually put on silicon oxide, which introduces electronic disorder. “On silicon oxide, the electrons don’t see their full band gap,” Jarillo-Herrero explains. “So we try to characterize the disorder and get rid of it. One way to do this is to try putting the graphene on different substrates. When this is done, enormous progress is made. Boron nitride is especially promising, but a number of groups are also trying bilayer graphene on different substrates.”In the end, Jarillo-Herrero hopes that the information learned from this demonstration will help lead to the use of bilayer graphene in digital electronics. “Our work offers a beginning for learning how bilayer graphene transistors operate, and learning about the mobility of electrons in graphene. Hopefully, as we understand the properties of graphene better, we can work toward future integration with electronics and other applications,” he says.“This sort of basic science research is very important,” Jarillo-Herrero continues. “Things always have to start at the basic level before we move on, and our work could lead to the use of graphene in electronics.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene (2010, October 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-bilayer-graphene.html More information: Thiti Taychatanapat and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, “Electronic Transport in Dual-Gated Bilayer Graphene at Large Displacement Fields,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.166601 Explore furthercenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — “Graphene is a very exciting material with a number of interesting possibilities, including for use in electronic devices,” Pablo Jarillo-Herrero tells PhysOrg.com. “However, all graphene systems are electronically different from each other. Single layer graphene has different properties from bilayer graphene, and these have different properties from graphene with more layers. What we want to do is to understand the specific properties of bilayer graphene so that we can learn how to use it for different applications.” Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?last_img read more

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first_imgReading books is something I have been doing ever since I remember. I read all kind of books whatever I can lay my hands on, the historical ones, non-fiction, biographies or fantasy. But here is the catch, I read quite a few of them on my laptop or my e-reader.Honestly, I can’t understand the whole debate between the people who read books online (or digitally) and those who don’t. I’d rather have a discussion on what one should be munching on while reading a good book. Dessert, potato chips with garlic cheese dip or maybe a hot bowl of soup will do? Because it makes no difference, just like reading a book through whichever medium  you want! Books are to be enjoyed, to cry your heart out or to close it down with a good long sigh and a smile. As long as a book does that to you, does it really matter how you read it?    Between The Covers is a weekly column on reading up and rating downlast_img read more

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first_imgAt least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country’s president said.President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five deaths were reported after demonstrations in Niamey, the capital, yesterday. Another five people died on Friday in the town of Zinder following prayer services there. The victims were inside churches and bars that were set ablaze, he said. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenThe violence erupted after Charlie Hebdo published its first issue since the January 7 attack on its headquarters by Islamic extremists that left 12 people dead.According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad even a respectful one is considered blasphemous. Elsewhere in the Muslim world yesterday, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani condemned Charlie Hebdo, calling the newest cover image of Prophet Muhammad a blasphemous and irresponsible act. “Freedom of expression should be used in a way to boost understanding between the religions,” he said in a statement issued by the presidential palace. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also issued a statement of condemnation, warning that, “offensive words might lead to further bloodshed.”He also reiterated his condemnation of the attacks on innocent victims in Paris, saying that terrorism, “has nothing to do with Islam in any way.”Protesters also demonstrated in front of the French Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, as well as in the Pakistani city of Karachi.In Egypt, the Islamist Noor Party denounced the latest Charlie Hebdo cover on its French-language Facebook page. “Just as the Noor Party rejects the assault on civilians and the negative effects it has for all Muslims of Europe, it also rejects this barbaric, irresponsible act under the name of freedom of expression,” the statement declared.In Gaza City, the capital of the Gaza Strip, unknown vandals scrawled graffiti on the walls of the French Cultural Center. In addition to statements praising the Prophet Muhammad and declaring him off-limits for ridicule or satire, the vandals also wrote: “To hell, to a miserable destiny, French journalists.”last_img read more

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